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Cynorkis fastigiata 'MC5760' -spontaneous
Number: TN7104
Name: Cynorkis fastigiata 'MC5760' -spontaneous
Type: spontaneous    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Troy C. Meyers
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Pod Parent Flowers
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Pod Parent Closeup of Flower
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Offspring 'Olympic' Flower
Offspring photos are siblings of the plants you would receive.
Comments: Parent plant: One of the offspring from our TN6551 effort of 2008.
For additional origin/habitat information supplied courtesy of Charles and Margaret Baker, see further below, near the bottom of this page.

Temperatures we attempt to use in the lab & greenhouse:
For Species:   Spring, Summer, Autumn: days average 78°F, nights 66°F; best fit is Intermediate 83-60°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Winter: days average 68°F, nights 57°F; best fit is Cool 70-52°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of Cynorkis   From latinized Greek "kynos" dog "orkis" testicles, from the small root nodules that look like testicles in this genus. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of Cynorkis   SIN-or-kis (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of fastigiata   fas-ti-jee-AY-ta. (Source:
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ESTABLISHED SEEDLINGS of these are not currently available, but we have some maturing in the greenhouse and expect to offer them in the future. There is 1 item with 1 plant per item that will be considered for sale later.

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The origin/habitat information below is supplied courtesy of Charles and Margaret Baker

The following information is based on the name of the plant provided by the donor, and assumes that the name is correct. If the plant has been misidentified, then the following information may not be correct.
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ORIGIN/HABITAT: Madagascar and nearby islands in the western Indian Ocean, including the Comoros, the Mascarenes, and the Seychelles. On Madagascar, plants have been found in the areas around Antananarivo, Antsiranana, Fianarantsoa, and Toamasina where they grow at the edges of forests and in cool spots along rivers from near sea level to 4600 ft. (1400 m). On the nearby islands, plants have been reported from Anjouan and Moheli in the Comoros, from Mauritius in the Mascarenes, and from the Seychelles with no specific location given.
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